Trump Missoula rally recap: President says Montana visits are personal because of Tester’s role in VA pick

Posted at 6:03 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 08:51:51-04

MISSOULA- President Donald Trump spoke for more than an hour in Missoula at a rally for Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Matt Rosendale.

Trump said he’s focused on helping Rosendale defeat Democratic incumbent Jon Tester, who played a key, public role in the failed nomination of White House physician Ronny Jackson to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tester, the ranking minority member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, released a list of allegations of workplace harassment against Jackson, which led to the doctor withdrawing from the nomination.

Trump said Thursday the allegations were false and blamed Tester for ruining Jackson’s reputation.

Watch the video above to see highlights from the rally and analysis from MTN chief political reporter Mike Dennison.

And check out this gallery of photos from the event here: